Climate Change

Entangled Forests

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Let’s tackle the climate crisis in an artistic way! We are Climanosco, a small association that wants to make the knowledge and possible solutions about the climate crisis accessible to everyone by connecting art and science. This time we focus on climate change and “Entangled Forests”. The call closes by the end of September. Further details are in the PDF and on our website dear2050.org/call-for-art/.

Impressions of the last two exhibitions "Oceans on the rise" and "How humans respond" can be found at www.instagram.com/dear__2050.

Covering just a third of our land, forests are critical to the functioning of our society. Almost half of all forests are devoted to commercial use. But forests are not just a source of wood and pulp. They prevent land erosion, are essential for draining rainfall and snowmelt into rivers and protect communities around the world against natural hazards. Forests host 80% of all terrestrial plants and animals. They are vital in maintaining wildlife, endemic species and biodiversity. But how will forests adapt to climate change? Will they continue to play their essential roles in a warmer world? Tree mortality has doubled in the past 20 years in Europe and much of America. Will it get worse? How can we help? What is our role?

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30/September/2022

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“Art on Climate” International Illustration Competition

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Organised by Fingertips Company Limited and sponsored by Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), “Art on Climate” is an international illustration competition held right across the world that aims to bring greater visibility to the issue of action against climate change.

The competition was first launched in Spain in 2019, and extended its footprint to the Asia-Pacific region in 2021, attracting over 1,300 artworks from more than 1,000 illustrators. In 2022, the competition’s footprint has been expanded to cover more regions, including various European countries, the US and more countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The competition provides a platform for illustrators and students to showcase their talents and skills.

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Win a cash prize up to Euro 2,000
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Total cash awards of EUR 12,000:

Champion (one): e-certificate and prize of EUR 2,000

1st runner-up (one): e-certificate and prize of EUR 1,500

2nd runner-up (one): e-certificate and prize of EUR 1,000

Merit (fifty): e-certificate and prize of EUR 150

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19/August/2022

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KlimaatExpo '22

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ClimateExpo ’22

ClimateExpo ’22 is a sales exhibition about climate change via open registration, which can be seen from 17 September to 4 December 2022 at various locations of Museum de Fundatie. Artists like you can determine what ClimateExpo ’22 will look like in the future. Are you in?

Climate. There is no more urgent subject. Global warming, caused by, among other things, the use of fossil fuels, large-scale logging and livestock farming, has major consequences. Plants and animal species are dying out, ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. Heavy rains, flooding, tropical temperatures and climate refugees are the news of the day. Climate change affects people, nature and the environment. How do we deal with it?

Artists on the move, the unimaginable visible
ClimateExpo ’22 is the first national exhibition with open registration in which artists are asked to portray their vision of the climate crisis. Art is an indispensable tool in the battle. Climate change is bigger than our imagination. We need stories. Art can visualize the unimaginable.

Artists are taking up the gauntlet and are playing an important role in conveying the relationship between man and nature. They express their concern about its preservation in various ways, such as the impressive work Plant by singer Nynke Laverman, a whisper-soft beautiful, penetrating musical trip that transports you into the calmness of the existence of a plant. So too, the monumental tapestry Guernica de la Ecologia by the world-famous visual artist and activist Claudy Jongstra, offers an impressive tribute in wool to craft and nature.

The collectie ZomerExpo also shows that nature and climate have occupied artists for quite some time. See for example the above fragment of the photo Happy Holidays (The Battle of ..) by Daniëlle van Hilten (Europa ZomerExpo 2019), with a poignant reflection on modern holidays. Or, take the work of Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta (Studio Drift). In 2011, they won the public award at ZomerExpo 2011 with the light installationFragile Future 3.5 . The work consists of LEDs and real dandelions. Their work is an ode to the ingenuity and beauty of nature.

Exhibition at different locations
The 250 selected works can be seen in the autumn of 2022 at various locations of Museum de Fundatie. For the occasion, the Academy House Grote Kerk Zwolle will serve as an extra annex of the museum and offers space for a number of works by Climate Expo ’22. In addition, works can be seen in the museum on the Blijmarkt and the Nijenhuis Castle, the Garden house and the sculpture garden in Heino/Wijhe.

Online selection
Artists can be selected for the exhibition in one step. Anyone can register their work of art for selection up until 15 June 2022 (inclusive). The selection process is digital. A large mixed jury of young and old: museum employees, gallery owners, artists, writers, scientists, people from healthcare, construction, hairdressers, students, schoolchildren and many others, makes a choice for the exhibition on the basis of the submitted images. As usual, completely anonymous. The work counts!

Sales Exhibition
The works of art are for sale during the exhibition period. ArtWorlds Foundation facilitates and receives 30% commission per work sold. With this commission, the Foundation can help make its projects possible. Museum de Fundatie is not financially involved in the sale procedure.

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15/June/2022

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15 euros per art work
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Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods

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Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods invite artists to face the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. Rising Residencies provide artists with a 6 week residency, $3000 stipend, $2000 materials budget, and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works. Open to artists of all disciplines. Applications due March 10, 2022.

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$3000 stipend and $2000 materials budget
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Rising Residencies provide artists with a 6 week residency, $3000 stipend, $2000 materials budget, and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works.

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10/March/2022
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The Uncook Book

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“THE UNCOOK BOOK” – CAN YOU HELP UNCOOK THE PLANET?

OPEN CALL WITH A CLIMATE MISSION FOR ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD

-        COMBAT CLIMATE NEGATIVITY BY INSPIRING & SPREADING HOPE ABOUT THE EXISTING SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS USING YOUR ART

-        A CHANCE TO BE PUBLISHED IN A UNIQUE BOOK WHICH FUSES SCIENCE & ART – MAKING CLIMATE SOLUTIONS INSPIRING FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE

-        BE PART OF A CHANGE-MAKING CREATIVE COMMUNITY

-  SUBMIT YOUR ART AT UNCOOK-BOOK.COM

“Science has a communication problem that art can solve.”

Thale Fastvold, Norwegian artist

To mark the exceptionally important COP26, Given, the agency for purpose-driven brands, is inviting artists working in all disciplines and from around the world, to be part of a unique project designed to combat the rhetoric of doom and gloom surrounding climate change. “The Uncook Book: How to Unbake the Planet” will use the artwork of selected artists to decode and communicate science’s most powerful solutions to the climate emergency. – making these scientific concepts accessible, mainstream and inspiring. Artists whose work is selected will not only have the chance to see their work published and be part of a unique change-making community, they will also be using their creativity to bring uplifting and hopeful climate solutions to the wider world in an impactful way. Profits from the sale of “The Uncook Book” will go to a climate positive charity.

“The Uncook Book” is not the answer to the climate crisis, but it is a call to hope for both head and heart. It is a stretched out hand to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the scale of the issue, those who want to make a change but don’t know where to start, or for people who simply want to believe that change is possible. That isn’t just optimism, it’s science. Genuine, science-based solutions to fixing the climate crisis do exist but don’t usually make the headlines. Given’s “The Uncook Book” will tap-into those within the scientific community who are championing climate solutions - solutions that are not about tinkering around the edges, but are reimagining our future. A future that means we can all thrive - us, our neighbours and our natural world.

But where science and theory haven’t been able to reach, creativity can. Using artists, “The Uncook Book” will fuse science and storytelling, logic and creative expression to spread real hope and inspiration that change is possible. Artists can use any creative medium they choose and will be tasked to capture 3 key concepts in a simple and inspirational way: unbake how we consume, unbake how we live and unbake what we value. Each concept will describe the problem, the scientific solution and artists will be invited to submit their take on real life examples which put the solution into practice.

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Get published in a unique book which fuses science and art, be part of a change-making creative community and help combat climate negativity with your art.
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Artists whose work is selected will not only have the chance to see their work published and be part of a unique change-making community, they will also be using their creativity to bring uplifting and hopeful climate solutions to the wider world in an impactful way. Profits from the sale of “The Uncook Book” will go to a climate positive charity.

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31/December/2021

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Call for Artists: ‘COP26: Together For Our Planet’

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This project is a collaboration between Occhi Arts and Entertainment, a London and New York-based arts, PR & media platform based in London and New York, and Phoenix FTA Limited, a UK-based sustainability strategy consultancy. Inspired by the UK Creative Earth Competition, Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited are now opening the opportunity to young artists from around the world to creatively engage with key topics of concern at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. This initiative provides a wider audience of young artists with a renewed opportunity to visually express their views to world leaders and community stakeholders by producing 2D artwork (drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and photography) that supports at least one of the following themes:

1. Protect What You Love

Climate Change is giving rise to more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions, and an increase in the number, duration, and intensity of tropical storms. Glaciers are shrinking, plant and animal ranges are shifting or go extinct. Humans could save thousands of species from extinction if they act. ‘Protect What You Love’ encourages participants to express their concerns, highlighting what their hold dearly and want to protect from the effects of climate change.

2. A future beyond neoliberal capitalism?

With our societies forced into a truly deranged economic paradigm, one that landed us amid a terrifying climate emergency, it’s hard to imagine that the future of our human species lies beyond the patent immorality of neoliberal capitalism. A completely new system that puts equity and justice at its core is required. Young artists are invited to creatively express their interpretation of a “post-ecopathic” economic system via the mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and photography.

Our Objective

Our objective is to foster and establish an inclusive young artists’ community that feels empowered to engage with global climate change politics by using their creativity, expressing their democratic voice, and participating in this vitally important discourse. We believe the project will help build a noteworthy platform to establish intergenerational collaboration with key stakeholders by raising awareness of COP26 and serve a cross-sectional analysis that will allow deeper insights into how Generations Z and Alpha perceive the severity of climate change. It fosters political engagement, participation in the democratic process, and voices intergenerational concerns.

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A final selection of works will be featured online and in a publication, to be produced after and in response to COP26 key outcomes. The featured artists and artworks will be announced approximately two weeks after the official deadline to ensure that our guest curators and editorial team give their full attention to each applicant’s work. Further updates and additional information will be posted on occhicontemporary.art and occhimagazine.com.

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12/November/2021

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